You are invited to a lecture by Ben Barry of social network giant Facebook this Tuesday February 22 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Recital Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman. Barry is a communication designer, illustrator, printer, programmer, and thinker for Facebook, where his focus is developing their online presence, voice and brand. “It’s an exciting opportunity to be able to focus on developing such a young brand that millions of people all over the world already interact with on a daily basis,” says Barry. “I am immensely interested in the massive potential that we have to influence social change by encouraging an atmosphere of openness and sharing.”
Barry, a graduate of the University of North Texas, worked for the design firm and screen-printing shop The Decoder Ring in Austin before joining Facebook. There he honed his skills with a range of clients, doing packaging, merchandising and a lot of screen-printed posters. He’s also an alumni of John Bielenberg’s experimental design education program, Project M, where he explored the role graphic designers can play in encouraging social change.
This special presentation by Ben Barry is sponsored in part with funding from NSF EPSCoR and by the Graphic Design Program at Montana State University as part of their ongoing lecture series. It is free and open to the public.